Design Talks at Design Miami 08: transcripts

Dezeen has teamed up with Design Miami to publish the transcripts of the Design Talks held at the fair in Miami last December.


There were three talks at the fair, which took place in Miami's Design District between 7 and 9 December 2007, and involved designers including Tokujin Yoshioka and Matali Crasset; architects David Adjaye and Greg Lynn; and leading figures in the design world including Craig Robins, Marc Benda and Kenny Schachter.

Click the links below to download the transcripts of each talk in Word document format:


Talk 1. The Human Element: How Are Designers Preserving Soul in the Twenty-First Century?

Sponsored by Audi

Moderator: Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief,
Panelists: Matali Crasset, industrial designer; Chad Oppenheim, architect; Enzo Enea , landscape designer; Steve Lewis, automotive designer

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Talk 2. Collecting Design: What Are the Strategies of Major Collectors and How Do the Art and Design Markets Relate?

Moderator: Lauren A.E. Schuker, The Wall Street Journal
Panelists: James Zemaitis, Sotheby's New York; Marc Benda, Friedman Benda Gallery; Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery; Sheldon LaPierre, Artnet; Craig Robins, art + design collector

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Talk 3. Material Innovators: How are cutting-edge designers harnessing the power of materials?

Sponsored by Dupont-Corian + Material Connexion
Moderator: Zoe Ryan, Neville Bryan Curator of Design, Art Institute of Chicago
Panelists: George Beylerian, Founder, Material Connexion; David Adjaye, architect; Greg Lynn, architect; and Tokujin Yoshioka, designer and Design Miami Designer of the Year 2007

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Download the transcripts of the Design Talks at Design Miami/Basel 07 in our earlier story here.

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